Author of Sex and the Enneagrams, Ann Gadd looks at how we can improve our loves lives through understanding ourselves on a more intimate level.
Only the essential survival needs of shelter, food and water, create such desire in the human experience. Sex encompasses every aspect of universal paradox: – pleasure / pain, love / hate, gentle / brutal, spiritual transcendence / primal urge, unconditional giving / self-gratifying, playful fun / serious offence, … the list is endless.
Listen to Ann Gadd being interviewed by Cape Talk about her book, The Enneagram of Eating: How the 9 Personality Types Influence Your Food, Diet, and Exercise Choices.
Imagine white light as the pure wholeness of your being. But, let’s say, at some point, this light goes through a prism. The prism symbolises both life’s experiences and karma. (What you’ve come to learn, plus your life’s experience.) The white light splits into various colours, one of which could be said to represent your
Interview on the 8 October with Salome van Coller-Peter and Ann Gadd. Interview with Ann Starts at 26:00.
Most of us parents try to be the very best parents we can be given the tools we have. There are different ways to parent and some may work better for some children than others. There is no one type that makes the perfect parent. But, the more emotionally healthy we are, no matter
If you believe the Enneagrams are simply another form of personality profiling, you’ve missed the point. There is a perception that the Enneagrams are simply another personality profiling system, like Meyers Briggs for example.
Affirmations can be helpful reminders of staying conscious of our path. Remember, it’s important to say affirmations in the present tense. The reason for this is simple: the subconscious mind is ever present – it does not work in pasts and futures.
All types are essentially all parts of each other. Everyone then needs to feel grounded, authentic, courageous etc.no matter what path you have chosen. We are then all trying to get to these gifts of our soul – our virtues, but have misguided ways of getting there. The Enneagram brings awareness to these adaptive strategies or patterns, so we can find the true way home. One of the original reasons for the arising of this work was to understand why a person forgets consciousness. This enables us to understand the troubled areas (fixations) in a compassionate and objective way and bring them to meet the gift or virtue, so we can transform.
How the enneagram reveals your ‘box’ as opposed to puts you in one.